Anticipating and managing the impact of change

Digitalizzazione sul posto di lavoro

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25 Ottobre 2021
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Autore(i): 
Riso, Sara

Risultati principali

  • The presence of innovation clusters that support innovation is an important enabling factor for the implementation of digitisation in the workplace. Good practices that highlight the business case and raise awareness about the opportunities that digitisation technologies can provide are critical to the higher uptake of new technologies.
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  • The presence of innovation clusters that support innovation is an important enabling factor for the implementation of digitisation in the workplace. Good practices that highlight the business case and raise awareness about the opportunities that digitisation technologies can provide are critical to the higher uptake of new technologies.
  • The area in work most impacted by new technologies is task definition and content, with the Internet of Things (IoT) putting a greater emphasis on managerial and analytical tasks, 3D printing reducing physically demanding tasks, and virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) either enriching or simplifying existing tasks. This drives the upgrading of skills and a rise in job discretion, mainly among managerial and engineering professionals, and less so for lower skilled and blue-collar workers. Public support in the form of funding, incentives and advice can help companies and smaller businesses with fewer resources to identify skills gaps and assist with measures to meet the skills required for digitisation technologies.
  • Management decisions play an important role in how digitisation technologies impact on work organisation and job quality. A digitisation strategy with a phased approach, based on experimentation and piloting underpinned by a high level of employee involvement in the innovation process, can contribute to more positive outcomes for both workers and organisations.
  • Social dialogue plays a critical role in digitisation at the workplace at many different levels. At company level, a digitisation approach that disregards employee participation and engagement will amplify negative impacts on working conditions. In the context of technological change, social dialogue also encourages greater acceptance by employees of new technologies.
  • IoT is the most pervasive of the three technologies examined, raising the greatest concerns when used for employee performance monitoring and requiring greater safeguards to protect workers’ fundamental rights. At European level, one avenue to address the issue of employee monitoring can be the EU social partners’ negotiation of a specific framework agreement on the collection and use of personal data in the employment context.
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Sommario

La ricerca sul potenziale di trasformazione della rivoluzione digitale tende ad adottare un approccio quantitativo nel tentativo di monitorare i cambiamenti nei livelli di occupazione dovuti alla digitalizzazione. Il timore di potenziali perdite di posti di lavoro e di conseguenze negative causatRead more

La ricerca sul potenziale di trasformazione della rivoluzione digitale tende ad adottare un approccio quantitativo nel tentativo di monitorare i cambiamenti nei livelli di occupazione dovuti alla digitalizzazione. Il timore di potenziali perdite di posti di lavoro e di conseguenze negative causate dalle tecnologie digitali ha permeato il dibattito politico in materia di digitalizzazione. Al contrario, la presente relazione, basata sulla ricerca di studi di casi, adotta un approccio più qualitativo per esplorare l’impatto delle tecnologie digitali selezionate (Internet delle cose, stampa 3D e realtà virtuale e aumentata) sul posto di lavoro. Se da un lato le tecnologie digitali possono portare molte opportunità e hanno dimostrato di essere vantaggiose sia per i lavoratori che per le organizzazioni, dall’altro emerge la necessità di porre in essere delle garanzie per garantire la protezione dei dati e la vita privata dei lavoratori dipendenti.  Un dialogo sociale ben funzionante è anche la chiave per cogliere i benefici delle tecnologie digitali nonché per prevenire – o ridurre al minimo – qualsiasi conseguenza negativa.

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  • Relazione

    Numero di pagine: 
    72
    N. di riferimento: 
    EF21001
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-2207-0
    N. di catalogo: 
    TJ-09-21-427-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/806842
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    Digitalizzazione sul posto di lavoro

    Autore(i): 
    Riso, Sara

    Formati

    Cita questa pubblicazione: 

    Eurofound (2021), Digitisation in the workplace, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

  • Executive summary

    N. di riferimento: 
    EF21001EN1
    Catalogue info

    Digitalizzazione sul posto di lavoro

    Autore(i): 
    Eurofound

    Scaricabile in 22 lingue

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  • Tables and graphs

    The report contains the following tables and graphs.

    List of tables

    Table 1: Definitions of digitisation technologies
    Table 2: Overview of the digitisation case studies
    Table 3: Most relevant sectors for technology uptake and use cases
    Table 4: Drivers of and barriers to the adoption of digitisation technologies
    Table 5: Overview of approaches to digitisation across the establishments investigated
    Table 6: Areas of work organisation most impacted by the use of digitisation technologies
    Table 7: Elements of job quality impacted by the use of digitisation technologies
    Table 8: Specific impacts of digitisation technologies on skills and discretion

    List of figures

    Figure 1: Analytical model for digital technologies
    Figure 2: Adoption by enterprises of IoT and 3D printing by size and sector, EU27, 2020 (%)
    Figure 3: Advanced technology use by enterprises (with at least 10 employees) by country, EU27, 2020 (%)
    Figure 4: Distribution of IoT clusters in Europe, 2019
    Figure 5: Key elements for successful technology implementation
     

Le ricerche effettuate anteriormente al recesso del Regno Unito dall’Unione europea il 31 gennaio 2020, e pubblicate successivamente, possono includere i dati relativi ai 28 Stati membri. Salvo indicazione contraria, successivamente a tale data, la ricerca prende in considerazione unicamente i 27 Stati membri dell’UE (UE28 meno il Regno Unito).

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